L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Father's Day Dining Specials to Juneteenth Celebrations, and More

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Mark your cal for these pop-up shops and markets, stylish soirées, trunk shows, and other cool Los Angeles events.

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Ongoing Pop-Up Shops & Events

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Father's Day Golden Hour (Multiple Locations): Aberfeldy is taking over some of the most iconic bars and restaurants around Los Angeles for Father's Day. The Golden Hour experience will be at The Varnish, Mister O's, and Birdie G's. The $25 reservation includes two stools at the bar and an hour-long tasting experience. Guests must be over 21 to participate in the tasting experience. Reservations are available now through June 26.
When: Now through Sunday, June 19
Where: See the Full List of Locations here.

K-Play Fest (Koreatown): Guests can experience a traditional Asian night market. The two-day festival will have over 100 food and merchandise vendors. K-Pop idol MINZY of 2NE1 will also be performing. Weekend passes are $10; purchase them here.
When: Friday, June 17 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. & Saturday, June 18 from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Robert F. Kennedy Community School, 701 South Catalina St., L.A., CA 90005

Flyer: Courtesy of Santa Monica Place

Made with Pride Marketplace (Santa Monica): Santa Monica Place is teaming with Streetlet to host a weekend pop-up market that celebrates inclusivity and diversity. Made with Pride will showcase over 15 LGBTQIA+ business owners including Artaya, Luca, and more. The marketplace will also host art installations by Amanda Wallace, special workshops, and a live DJ.
When: Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19
Where: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, 90401

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Alaska Thunderfck's "Drag: The Musical" (Hollywood): Alaska Thunderfck is bringing "Drag: The Musical" to Los Angeles, just in time for Pride month. The first two days will feature three showings of the hit musical followed by a party and DJ sets by Bob the Drag Queen on Friday and Trixie Mattel on Saturday. On Sunday, there will be an all-day Pride party hosted by Manila Luzon with drag queens, DJs, drink specials, surprise guests, and more. Tickets start at $20; see the full list of prices and events here.
When: Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12
Where: The Bourbon Room, 6356 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Floor, L.A., 90028

Bridgerton Afternoon Tea Experience (DTLA): High society Angelenos are invited to partake in an evening of Bridgerton-inspired festivities. From the same team who brought you The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience, Bridgerton Afternoon Tea is the latest event inspired by the Netflix series. Guests will be able to enjoy a traditional tea party among royalty and more. Tickets start at $85 per person; save your spot here.
When: Now through Saturday, June 11 (Select Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Ave., L.A., 90071

L.A. Opera Presents Aida (DTLA): The L.A. Opera is showcasing the spectacular Aida. Experience the epic love story up and personal for the first time in 16 years. The production will feature a full chorus, orchestra, ballet, and stunning designs from LA artist Retna. Tickets start at $34; choose your seats and dates here.
When: Select Dates through Tuesday, June 21
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Doors. Metaverse, Schmetaverse (WeHo): Doors.—the innovative emerging fashion, art, and beauty online and experiential brick-and-mortar retail platform—is bringing its New York-based pop-up "Metaverse, Schmetaverse" to L.A. Shop unique fashion, art, and beauty from over 50 independent fashion designers and cult niche brands from 20+ countries, including Y/ Project, Juun J, Private Policy, Emily Westenberger, Maison Audmi, and more.
When: Now through Sunday, June 26
Where: 8382 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90069

L.A. Art Box Presents Belonging (Melrose): The L.A. Art Box is teaming up with Parangal Dance Company for Belonging, a Filipino American Arts and Culture Experience. The collaborative showcase will highlight Filipino American creatives through their own visual narratives. Admission is $10; purchase them here.
When: Now through Sunday, June 26 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: L.A. Art Box, 8020 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

Photo: Courtesy of Daring

Daring x Ronnie's Kitchen (Hollywood): The plant chicken brand, Daring is partnering with the newly opened Ronnie's Kitchen + Cocktails. The gastropub's menu will include Daring Foods' Sweet Chick Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich, and Loaded Fries.
When: Serving Now
Where: Ronnie's Kitchen + Cocktails, 5936 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 0028

A Forest for the Trees (Boyle Heights): A Forest for the Trees is the latest immersive show coming to L.A. Created and directed by visionary artist Glenn Kaino, the all-age limited-time experience will allow guests to journey through a surreal forest of magic, music, and wonder with animatronic trees and sculptures. Tickets range from $10 to $50; purchase them here.
When: Ace Mission Studios, 516 South Mission Rd., L.A., 90033
Where: Now through summer 2022

The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience (DTLA): Immerse yourself in the world of Netflix hit series Bridgerton. Mix and mingle with the city's best and enjoy cocktails and partake in an evening of music and dance. Tickets start at $49; purchase them here.
When: Now through the summer
Where: Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, 506 South Grand Ave., L.A., 90071

Thursday, June 16

Wolf & Badger x Venim Pop-Up (WeHo): The new retail store Wolf & Badger is hosting a pop-up shop to celebrate its collaboration with Venim. Customers are invited to customize denim jackets alongside VENIM's co-founders, Leslie Fong and Kaycee Houchin, while enjoying tunes from a live DJ, and craft cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka and Fort Point Beer Company. Customers are invited to customize denim jackets alongside Venim's co-founders, Leslie Fong and Kaycee Houchin, while enjoying tunes from a live DJ, and craft cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka and Fort Point Beer Company. 20% of sales will be donated to The Trevor Project.
When: Thursday, June 16 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Wolf & Badger, 8500 Melrose Ave. #109, WeHo, 90069

Friday, June 17

A Gaslit Martini Hour (Multiple Locations): To celebrate its new series Gaslit, Starz is offering $1 martinis at various locations across Los Angeles. Spots will include Hollywood Post 43, 1 Hotel, and The Varnish, just to name a few.
When: Friday, June 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: See the Full List of Locations here.

Pride Fridays at Melrose Rooftop Theatre (WeHo): In honor of Pride, Melrose Rooftop Theatre will be screening the best LGBTQIA+ films every Friday throughout June. This week's screening will be Brokeback Mountain. Angelenos can choose between two ticket options: a general admission ($35 per person) and a complete dinner and a movie VIP package with a seasonally-driven three-course tasting menu from E.P. Restaurant ($65 per person). Find out more here.
When: Friday, June 17 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Melrose Rooftop Theatre, 603 North La Cienega Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Saturday, June 18

Summer Bash Honoring Juneteenth (Inglewood): Hollywood Park is hosting its second annual Summer Bash to honor the Juneteenth holiday. The free event will offer special ticket discounts for the Kinsey African American Art & History Collection, Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl presented by Stifel, and upcoming concerts at YouTube Theater. There will also be activities from Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, Legends, NFL, and Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl. Food trucks will be onsite for food and drink purchase.
When: Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: American Airlines Plaza, Lake Park, 1001 South Stadium Dr., Inglewood, 90301

Love Yoga x Thompson Hollywood (Hollywood): The Los Angeles yoga studio Love Yoga is teaming up with Thompson Hollywood for complimentary rooftop classes. Stop by the open-air rooftop for the one-hour class and enjoy complimentary mimosas or fresh fruit juice. Attendees can book their space via [email protected] Meanwhile, hotel guests can reserve their spot at the front desk.
When: Saturday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Thompson Hollywood, 1541 Wilcox Ave., L.A., 90028

International Sushi Day at Yakumi (Burbank): Yakumi in Burbank is celebrating International Sushi Day with an all-day Happy Hour. Guests can dine-in or pick up and receive 20% off all sushi combination boxes along with $5 sips, including sake cocktails, beer, wine, sake, and champagne. Just say the word "sushi" at checkout.
When: Saturday, June 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Yakumi, 3919 West Riverside Dr., Burbank, 91505

Angel City Market (Santa Monica): Angel City Market is bringing together local minority-owned small businesses for a day of shopping, food, drinks, and more. The outdoor market will feature hand-crafted items from LGBTQIA artisans, as well as PRIDE-themed goodies and activations.
When: Saturday, June 18 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Downtown Santa Monica, 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

The Juneteenth Fest L.A. 2022 (Arts District): The Melanin experience is hosting a Juneteenth concert at The Wisdome. There will be a fashion show, a Greek performance, and live music. Tickets are $15 to $25; buy them here.
When: Saturday, June 18 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Wisdome L.A., 1147 Palmetto St., L.A., 90013

Adorned: Vintage & Handmade Wedding Trunk Show (Venice): Adorned is hosting a wedding trunk show. There will be vintage and designer wedding dresses available for shopping along with drinks, tunes, and expert styling advice. The shop features 10 unique vintage sellers.
When: Saturday, June 18 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Adorned: Vintage & Handmade, 300 Westminster Ave., Venice, 90291

Leimert Park Juneteenth Festival (Leimert Park): To celebrate Juneteenth, Leimert Park is hosting their annual street festival. Black culture will be on full display with live music, delicious food, vendors, and more. Find out more about the free event here.
When: Saturday, June 18 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Leimert Park, 4331 Degnan Blvd., L.A., 90008

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles at Fairmont Century Plaza (Century City): The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles is throwing a complimentary musical event. The Chorus will be performing iconic songs from Queen and Freddie Mercury. Find out more here.
When: Saturday, June 18 at 7 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, L.A., 90067

Sunday, June 19

Melrose Trading Post (Fairfax): Continuing their Sunday stay, the Melrose Trading Post is back and hosting its weekly flea market. Visitors can shop art, clothing, furniture, beauty products, and more from local vendors. Safety protocols include limited capacity and mandatory masks. Tickets are $5; buy them online here.
When: Sunday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

3rd Annual Juneteenth in L.A. Drive-Thru Parade (Inglewood): Hundreds are invited to join in the Juneteenth festivities with this city-wide car parade. JLA would like to encourage the local community to come out and support the drive-thru parade on the sidelines as well as support the local Black businesses. Drivers can register for the event here.
When: Sunday, June 19 at 11 a.m.
Where: Inglewood City Hall, 1 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, 90301

Dazzling Drag Bingo (DTLA): To celebrate Father's Day and Pride Month, Hotel Figueroa is hosting a Father's Day Drag Bingo. There will be drag queens, performances, and a live DJ. Guests can also try Sparrow's new Pride cocktail the Bandera ($17). The event will be open to all ages. No reservations are required, this event will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
When: Sunday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Hotel Figueroa (Sparrow Italia Patio), 939 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90015

Juneteenth "Black Spending Power" Panel (Beverly Hills): As a part of the Beverly Center's Emerge in Color, the shopping complex will be hosting a panel. Panelists include model and reality star Cynthia Bailey, Taubman Vice President of Specialty Leasing Lori McGhee-Curtis, and CEO of the Outlet LA Eric "Doctor Dapper" Jones.
When: Sunday, June 19 at 3 p.m.
Where: Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90048

Real Black Greatness Juneteenth Day Party (South L.A.): House Party Creative's Real Black Greatness is celebrating Juneteenth with live music, DJs, food trucks, and spirits. This year's 2022 Juneteenth non-profit partner is Homeboy Industries. Music will be provided by TJ Banks, DJ Mee , and more. The $10 Donation General Admission includes Priority entry, support for Home Boy Industries, and Tito's complimentary cocktail while supplies last. Grab your tickets here.
When: Sunday, June 19 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Beehive, 1000 East 60th St., L.A., 90001

Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom (Hollywood): In recognition of this day and the fight still left to be fought, a team of proud black creators at Live Nation Urban and Jesse Collins Entertainment will produce the 2022 Juneteenth Celebration at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl. The bill includes Anthony Hamilton, Billy Porter, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jhené Aiko, Killer Mike, Lucky Daye, Mary Mary, Michelle Williams, Mickey Guyton, Questlove, Robert Glasper, The Roots, The Re-Collective Orchestra and more. Tickets start at $30; buy yours here.
When: Sunday, June 19 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Ave., L.A., 90068

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